Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari
8-bit, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, iPhone,
iPod Classic, Lynx, NES, Palm OS, SEGA Master System, SNES, TI-99/4A,
VIC-20, Xbox, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum
Description In 1981, a sequel to Pac-Man was introduced in the form of his girlfriend, Ms. Pac-Man. This sequel continued on the "eat the dots/avoid the ghosts" gameplay of the original game, but added new features to keep the title fresh. Like her boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man attempts to clear four various and challenging mazes filled with dots and ever-moving bouncing fruit while avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue, each with their own personalities and tactics. One touch from any of these ghosts means a loss of life for Ms. Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man can turn the tables on her pursuers by eating one of the four Energizers located within the maze. During this time, the ghosts turn blue, and Ms. Pac-Man can eat them for bonus points (ranging from 200, 400, 800 and 1600, progressively). The Energizer power only lasts for a limited amount of time, as the ghost's eyes float back to their center box, and regenerate to chase after Ms. Pac-Man again. Survive a few rounds of gameplay, and the player will be treated to humorous intermissions showing the growing romantic relationship between Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, leading all the way up to the arrival of "Junior".
July 26, 2017 Subject:
Needs Composite Emulation
One thing about this game (and others of its era) that many don't know is that it supports full 16-color graphics if you select a "Composite" emulator in the main menu. In the old days of CGA, a sharp 4-color RGB monitor was for business, but a blurry yet colorful composite monitor (or TV) was best for games. Of course, both can be replicated on any modern monitor. Unfortunately, the underlying Archive.org DOS emulator doesn't seem to support this. Current versions of DOSBox can do this, so I hope the Internet Archive's emulation will be upgraded at some point to help us relive the true early 80s Ms. Pac-Man PC experience!
January 23, 2017 Subject:
ms pac man
i liked it but the controls are very, very weak
May 26, 2016 Subject:
Of just how TERRIBLE this port was. No wonder we played outside instead